Farm producer status is defined in the Farm Producers Act. To qualify, you must be engaged in production of a farm product with an annual market value of $5,000 or more. You can become a recognized producer based on the volume you produce in one or more production types, even if your products are not sold yet.
What the law says: a few definitions
A person engaged in the production of a farm product except:
- If they are engaged in such production as an employee
- If they exploit the forest (unless it is on a wooded portion of their farm)
- If the farm product is consumed entirely by their family
- If the products intended for sale have an annual value under $5,000
Any agricultural, horticultural, avicultural, livestock, or forest product in its raw state or partly or wholly processed by or for the producer, and any beverage or food product derived from it. Aquacultural products count as agricultural products.
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